By Jacques Viljoen
A few weeks ago I started a series where I try to find the top driving roads in Cape Town. Although there are a quite a lot good driving roads in Cape Town, only a few qualify as great roads. Victoria Road between Seapoint and Hout Bay is just that, great.
Route name: Seapoint to Hout Bay
- Road : M6 (Victoria Road)
- Starting Point : 33°55'43.37" S, 18°22'31.33" E
- Finishing Point : 34° 2'37.52" S, 18°21'2.24" E
- Road surface quality : 9 out of 10
- Scenery: 9 out of 10
Beautifully smooth road, stunning views and some awesome cars and bikes pass by. On the day I went, I saw a Ferrari, two Audi R8’s, four Ford Mustangs, hundreds of Golf GTI’s and more. This road passes through a few hot spots where you will find the who’s who of Cape Town and surrounding areas. It was a beautiful day, temperature was about 27°C (in the middle of winter), so everyone bought out their toys to show off.
Victoria Road (also known as the M6) features long open straights, and tight hairpin turns which puts any car through a rigorous handling test.
Here is the point-of-view video recorded from my car. As always, I recorded at 1080p @ 30 frames per second.
This is how I mounted my GoPro. I started with the GoPro Hero, then switched to the GoPro Hero 4 Silver.
The scenery is typical coastal road. You drive right up against the cliffs and on your right side is hundreds of kilometres of stunning ocean views. There is also quite a few parking areas where you can stop and admire the view, or you can go to one of the many restaurants, bars or clubs along the route.
So I tried something new to show the route. I used Google Earth Pro Flight Simulator to “fly” along the route. Please excuse if it wasn’t perfect, it was literally a first attempt and hopefully it generates a good response. I will hopefully get better with practice. Check it out here:
I would recommend this road to anyone who asks, as it also leads to Chapman’s Peak, which will feature soon on Top 10 Driving Roads.